In the latest round of rumours that Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is gay (this batch linking him to co-star Ed Westwick), the young heartthrob’s publicist has issued a statement to Us Weekly that Crawford is 100 percent straight.

There is zero truth to the rumours, the publicist told the gossip rag.

rumours began circulating late last week that Crawford and his Gossip Girl co-star (whom he also lives with) were dating.

According to posts on both PerezHilton.com and Queerty.com, both gossip blogs had been contacted by reporters at NY Daily News and The New York Post claiming to have proof the heartthrobs are a couple.

Interestingly though, Perez Hilton reported that while both papers felt compelled to leak the info to see that it get out there, they weren’t going to run with it.

It seems both publications have a strong policy against outing celebrities, yet reps for both went to the blogs with juicy details, claiming the two weren’t even keeping a secret on set, were regularly seen getting close on public outings and had even been spotted making out in public.

True or false?

The Post is famous for running blind items on closeted gay celebrities, particularly in its Page Six gossip section.

But with openly gay columnists like Liz Smith on staff, the publication has shied away from going for the jugular, instead choosing to leave the outing to other publications.

Still, word on the street is The Post is known for offering juicy tidbits to bloggers in exchange for the credit… a sort of ‘you scratch my back’ scenario.

The Post, at least, has built a reputation on getting it right most of the time, so while those rumours of Crawford and former ’NSync-er JC Chasez knocking boots died out rather quickly, as to how long these supposed on set hook-up rumours will last, who can say?

Crawford has repeatedly told the press that flattered though he may be by the attention he gets from gay fans, he, in fact, is straight.

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